Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

Discover the history behind the film and the Island that inspired the story

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society is a much loved, award winning novel (and movie) that shares our small island’s big history.

History Behind The Story

Author Mary-Ann Shaffer fell in love with Guernsey and its fascinating history on a brief trip to the Island in 1980. The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the German Armed Forces during the war and reminders of this dark era are still present to explore today

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One of the most significant and fascinating periods of Guernsey’s history, the German Occupation lasted from 1940 to 1945. Learn more about the hardships the Island faced by visiting one of our Occupation museums or gripping exhibits.

Visit the Occupation Museum

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Literary Tours

There are several guided tours designed to bring the book to life for visitors to Guernsey! Visit places described in the novel and learn more about the true stories of heroism & tragedy during the Occupation.

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During WWII, the Germans covered Guernsey’s coastline in concrete fortifications making it one of the most heavily fortified place on earth. Hundreds of reinforced bunkers, gun emplacements and tunnels were constructed and can still be visited today.

Heritage Sites

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Multiple Dates

‘Unsung Heroes’ – free talk with local expert

Richard Heaume, owner of the German Occupation Museum and a mastermind when it comes to Guernsey’s wartime history will be doing a free talk on the unsung heroes of WWII

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10 Apr 2020 14:00 - 17:00

Special opening: Resistance Nest Schönbucht-Mitte

Visit this well preserved anti-tank gun bunker and learn about the defences of Belle Greve Bay through talks given to visiting groups, organised by Festung Guernsey.

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1 May - 31 Oct

Things To Do and See at Sausmarez Manor

Weekly Farmers Markets, Historic House Tour, including the famous Ghost Tours, Wild Subtropical gardens and more at Sausmarez Manor

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